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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will likely rely on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling favoring former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell in his defense against federal corruption charges, but experts say the indictment in the case appears precise enough for prosecutors to overcome the new hurdles to bribery convictions that the ruling put in place.
An Ohio trial court correctly ruled for a nursing home malpractice lawyer who sued another attorney for embezzling settlement money he was due, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, but improperly denied the defendant her chance to argue for a fair split of the pot.
An attorney has been slapped with a lawsuit in New Jersey state court from a former insurance company executive who alleges the lawyer caused her gender discrimination action to be tossed over unmet discovery demands and then concealed the dismissal from her for nearly five years.
The owner of a water supply company was stripped of a jury verdict in his favor by a trial judge who wrongly awarded a new trial to his former attorneys in a contingency fee dispute over whether the lawyers are owed a stake in his company, the Texas Supreme Court was told in oral arguments Thursday.
A woman who sued her attorney for not pursuing her medical malpractice case will get a new trial, after a Colorado appeals court found Thursday she was wrongly forced to prove she could have gotten paid on a judgment against the radiologist she wanted to sue.